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Photo: Wayne Levin

School of akule surrounding bluefin trevally, Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii, 2001. Bluefin trevally are large, aggressive predators. The adults tend to be solitary, but often hunt in groups, as seen here.

Photo: Wayne Levin

Pufferfish (o‘opu hue) with akule, Keauhou Bay, Hawaii, 2006.

Photo: Wayne Levin
Photo: Wayne Levin

Akule ball with eyestripe surgeonfish (palani), Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii, 2000.

Photo: Wayne Levin

Column of akule, Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii, 2000. In the upper right, the dim shapes of several ulua can be seen. They are probably responsible for the density of the school.

Photo: Wayne Levin

Filming akule, Keauhou Bay, Hawaii, 2006. Diver Glennon Gingo films a large school looming over him in a dense but agile mass.

Photo: Wayne Levin

Circling akule, Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii, 2000.

Photo: Wayne Levin

Great barracudea (kaku) surrounded by akule, Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii, 2002. The school opens up for a barracuda.

Photo: Wayne Levin

Akule pinwheel, Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii, 2000. A small school circles counterclockwise, probably feeding on tiny creatures stirred up from the bottom.

Photo: Wayne Levin

Pattern of akule, Kealakekua Bay, Hawai, 2002.

Photo: Wayne Levin